In the News

November 26, 2013

ROAD REPAIR DEFICIT

As the chairman of the Senate Budget subcommittee on transportation, I am convening a hearing Monday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, to assess the conditions of our roads - from state and city highways to bridges - and how California can begin improving them.

October 24, 2013

SAVING $1 MILLION FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY

With the passage of my legislation, SB 347, Santa Clara County taxpayers will now keep $1 million that was destined to be paid to the state. The bill was signed this month by Governor Brown.

Those savings can be re-invested in services for run-away and homeless youth to keep them safe.

October 12, 2013

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall released the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 131, legislation to address an ambiguity in the law that arbitrarily stopped adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse from suing private institutions for harboring their abusers:

October 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Santa Clara County will now keep $1 million that was destined to be paid to the state thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed into law today by the Governor

“Instead of giving $1 million to Sacramento, our county can hang onto the cash to re-invest in services for run-away and homeless youth to keep them safe,’’ Beall said.

September 18, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The fate of hundreds of bills was sealed as the legislative year officially came to an end last week. Here’s an update on how some of my key bills played out this year.

September 09, 2013

SACRAMENTO –  Governor Brown signed today Senate Bill 326, a law introduced by Senator Jim Beall to stop schools from allowing registered sex offenders on campuses without notifying students’ families.

“We must always protect children,’’ Beall said, “and part of that process is letting parents know if sex offenders have been granted access to school grounds.  This bill closes a loophole in the law that actually gave school administrators the unilateral authority to let a registered sex offender participate in events on campus with kids without informing anyone.’’

September 06, 2013

 

August 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Senate Bill 156, legislation by Sen. Jim Beall that ends the unfair and costly penalizing of conserved adults who challenge questionable billings by estate managers, will be sent to the Governor’s desk for consideration after winning overwhelming approval Friday in the state Senate.

August 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO – On Jan. 1, California’s elderly and people with disabilities will be allowed to use an electronic signature stamp to register to vote over the Secretary of State’s online system after Sen. Jim Beall’s legislation was signed Monday by Gov. Brown.

August 23, 2013

A SOLUTION TO POLLUTION

Help take care of a precious resource by joining volunteers to clean up Los Gatos Creek on Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Campbell Park, located at Campbell and Gilman avenues. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.